Urban Design and Infrastructure Studio, Spring 2013
This advanced design studio explores infrastructure frameworks within large scale urban design sites. Students address the driving building blocks of urban projects, circulation routes and transit systems, communication grids, urban programs and distribution zones, open space corridors, and the inherent value of connecting these networks into a cohesive and planned context for physical and dense development. Students develop design proposals that strategize and integrate these utilitarian conditions and program elements through planned interventions that fit into the built fabric and natural environment in a physically and ecologically comprehensive fashion. Sites explored range from brownfield sites, mixed-use developments, waterfront promenades, transportation hubs, and open space corridors, where functional networks and development and revitalization opportunities may provide spaces that improve and maximize the public realm experience.